What's happening in the Junction?

DIY in the Junction 2018

Time

February 24, 2018
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Location

Throughout  Valley Junction

Details

Discover it yourself!  Discover what YOU can create and learn at this fun event. Participating stores in Historic Valley Junction will have a day full of demonstrations, classes, make-and-takes, samplers, crafts and more! Schedule of events as of February 22, 2018: DIY 2018 – Class Descriptions DIY 2018 – Class Times and Requirements  

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Spring Gallery Night

Time

April 13, 2018
5:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Location

Historic Valley Junction

5th Street

West Des Moines, IA 50265

Details

Friday, April, 13 Historic Valley Junction’s Spring Gallery Night. Many galleries will be open from 5 to 9 p.m. featuring new artwork by regional, national, and international artists. This event is free and open to the public. In addition to the galleries, many other Valley Junction shops and restaurants are open extended hours for the event.

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Farmers Market/Music in the Junction

Time

May 3, 2018
4:00 PM – September 27, 2018
8:30 PM

Location

Historic Valley Junction

5th Street

West Des Moines, IA 50265

Details

Farmers Market is home to over 100 weekly vendors selling fresh produce, baked goods, plants and flowers, arts and crafts and prepared foods. Join your friends and neighbors from 4:00 – 8:00 pm.

Music in the Junction is held from 5:30 – 8:30 pm.

Both events are free to attend, with food and beverage available throughout the district.

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Cinco de Mayo Festival

Time

May 5, 2018
12:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Location

Historic Valley Junction

200 & 300 blocks of 5th Street

West Des Moines, IA 50265

Details

Celebrating the Mexican heritage of many railroad workers during the establishment years of Valley Junction, this festival is an opportunity to recognize the Mexican community who helped James Jordan’s vision of bringing the railroad to the Des Moines area become a reality. In honor of our strong heritage, we will also present a proclamation and announcement of our Cinco de Mayo King and Queen.

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Valley Junction Arts Festival

Time

May 20, 2018
11:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Location

Historic Valley Junction

5th Street

West Des Moines, IA 50265

Details

A wide variety of items will be available at this juried fine art show, including paintings, prints, sculpture, photography, pottery, jewelry, furniture, clothing, stained glass, fiber and much more.

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